Blueberry Coffee Cake

Blueberry Coffee Cake

For this month’s Secret Recipe Club, I was paired with Julie from Julie’s Eats & Treats. She has plenty of recipes for a sweet tooth, and since I don’t bake as much as I’d like I thought this would be a good opportunity to try one of them out. But more about that in a minute.

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Prelude to Valentine’s Day with Red Food: Harissa; and Quinoa Salad with Fennel and Pomegranate

Prelude to Valentine’s Day with Red Food: Harissa; and Quinoa Salad with Fennel and Pomegranate

This Saturday, the weekend before the much loved/dreaded Valentine’s Day, my sister had a potluck with her work friends. As…

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Mulled Wine

Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is lovely, warming, and festive. I first made it for a Christmas party my husband and I were…

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Cardamom Coffee

Cardamom Coffee

Cardamom – the Queen of Spices – is my most favorite spice. It is warm, delicate, and in about 10…

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Rosewater and Cardamom Burfi

Rosewater and Cardamom Burfi

Not to start out with a hate, but to be perfectly honest, I am not a huge fan of Indian…

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Pumpkin Pancakes with Cardamom Apple Compote

Pumpkin Pancakes with Cardamom Apple Compote

What is essentially Pumpkinfest 2011 continues with a Sunday morning brunch treat I whipped up for my daughter, mom and…

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Rosewater and Cardamom Lassi

Rosewater and Cardamom Lassi

On the way to work a couple weeks ago I was listening to NPR coverage of the Syrian revolution. Although…

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Coconutty Chana Dal

Coconutty Chana Dal

I’ve always made lentils fairly frequently, but lately it seems we are never without a pot in the fridge. This…

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Cherry Tres Leches Cake

Cherry Tres Leches Cake

A little about my friend Gloria. We met long, long ago (I’m getting old) when I moved back to Charlotte…

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Nihari

Nihari

I had nihari for the first time at our one local Pakistani restaurant, which is pretty hit or miss. I…

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